Mike Portnoy’s ‘First Full Return to Prog Metal’ Will Feature Bumblefoot & Derek Sherinian

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Blabbermouth reports that Mike Portnoy’s mysterious project announced as “first full return to prog metal” that will rival Dream Theater. The rumored band will feature former GN’R guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and ex-Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

The report reads: “Although the former Dream Theater drummer has not yet confirmed Thal and Sherinian’s involvement in the new project, he has been actively deleting comments on his official forum from fans who have concluded through various social-media posts that the pair are working with Portnoy in the freshly launched band.”

Portnoy’s original announcement reads: “Hmmmm….what have we here?? I’m in L.A. recording an album with something NEW… Sorry, this is all you’re gonna get outta me on this for a while… More will be revealed at a later date… stay tuned! #ProgMetalSupergroup Coming soon…”

Stay tuned for updates.